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Summertime plays for kids, families

  • New Century Theater director Sam Rush and company manager Nikki Beck relax on the stage of Theater 14 in the Smith College Mendenhall Center for Performing Arts. <br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    New Century Theater director Sam Rush and company manager Nikki Beck relax on the stage of Theater 14 in the Smith College Mendenhall Center for Performing Arts.
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  • New Century Theater director Sam Rush, right, talks with company manager Nikki Beck in Theater 14 of the Smith College Mendenhall Center for Performing Arts. <br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    New Century Theater director Sam Rush, right, talks with company manager Nikki Beck in Theater 14 of the Smith College Mendenhall Center for Performing Arts.
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  • New Century Theater director Sam Rush and company manager Nikki Beck step on stage at Theater 14 in the Smith College Mendenhall Center for Performing Arts. <br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    New Century Theater director Sam Rush and company manager Nikki Beck step on stage at Theater 14 in the Smith College Mendenhall Center for Performing Arts.
    KEVIN GUTTING Purchase photo reprints »

  • New Century Theater director Sam Rush in Theater 14 at the Smith College Mendenhall Center for Performing Arts. <br/>KEVIN GUTTING

    New Century Theater director Sam Rush in Theater 14 at the Smith College Mendenhall Center for Performing Arts.
    KEVIN GUTTING Purchase photo reprints »

  • New Century Theater director Sam Rush and company manager Nikki Beck relax on the stage of Theater 14 in the Smith College Mendenhall Center for Performing Arts. <br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • New Century Theater director Sam Rush, right, talks with company manager Nikki Beck in Theater 14 of the Smith College Mendenhall Center for Performing Arts. <br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • New Century Theater director Sam Rush and company manager Nikki Beck step on stage at Theater 14 in the Smith College Mendenhall Center for Performing Arts. <br/>KEVIN GUTTING
  • New Century Theater director Sam Rush in Theater 14 at the Smith College Mendenhall Center for Performing Arts. <br/>KEVIN GUTTING

In addition to the mainstage shows at New Century Theatre this summer, there will be three productions for children, presented by Paintbox Theatre, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Founder and artistic director Tom McCabe has adapted “Little Red Riding Hood” (July 3-6); “Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle Dude” (July 17-20); and “King Kong, Jr.” (July 31-Aug. 3) for performance.

All Paintbox Theatre shows begin at 10:30 a.m. at Theatre 14 in the Mendenhall Center at Smith College in Northampton. Tickets cost $7; groups of 14 or more cost $5 per person; a season’s pass costs $18.

To reserve, call 585-3220. For information about Paintbox Theatre, visit www.newcenturytheatre.org/paintbox.html.

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